IAF Garud commando martyred, 5 terrorists killed in J&K encounter

Pauline Gross
November 19, 2017

"As the search approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter", they said.

One of the terrorists, Owaid, who was killed is the son of Zakir Rehman Maki and nephew of Zakir Rehman Lakhvi, who is mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks.

At least five terrorists were neutralised by security forces during an encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district today.

The encounter broke out in Hajin area of Bandipora.

Vaid had recently said around 170 militants were gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this year. Before floating his political organisation Awami League and being returned as MLA in Sonawari segment in 1996, Kukka Parray had established a strong base with Army's support in his residential village of Hajin. Total of 6 LeT terrorists eliminated.

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Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. For a long time, their local supporters failed most of the operations of Police and security forces with slogans and stone pelting.

Another Army soldier got injured during the operation against the terrorists.

Last month two militants and two IAF personnel were killed in a similar gunfight in the village. LeT however blamed security forces for his killing.

Mehmood Bhai is the third man from the Lakhvi family to be killed in Kashmir. An army jawan and a militant were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district on 14 November.

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